Starting School: How your family can THRIVE (not just survive!)

By September 24, 2020 Prep, Uncategorized

For those families with students starting school at OLPS in 2021, we will be running an information session via Zoom from 7pm on Thursday 29th October.

The session will focus on the journey that is starting school. Together with CALM Psychology’s Carley McGauran, Our Lady’s principal Mrs. Annie Engellenner looks forward to sharing with parents what they can expect in the months to come. We aim is to arm parents with the tools they need to feel relaxed and confident along the way, whilst also providing insight into evidence-based strategies and practical skills that can be utilised to ensure your child thrives!

Topics covered

  • What “school readiness” actually means
  • Managing yourself through the journey
  • Tips in the lead up to starting school
  • What to expect
  • How to deal with common reactions to starting school
  • Managing emotions (theirs and yours!)
  • Improving communication with your child.

To book your place, simply head to http://www.bit.ly/olsurreyhillsprep

“Great messages and advice I can start doing right now”

Parent feedback

About Carley

Carley has over 15 years experience as a psychologist in the community and private sector. She currently works in private practice with children, adolescents and adults as well as families.

Carley’s experience also includes providing training/psycho-education to organisations, particularly schools, on a variety of topics. Her busiest role is as Mum to three (primary and secondary school age) children!

“We feel less anxious after the session and we now have a plan”

Parent feedback

Further information about October’s parent information session can be found here. Alternatively, please feel free to contact Our Lady’s Primary School on 9898 7655.

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